Manchester Metropolitan University

Helen Pankhurst

Helen Pankhurst is a women’s rights activist and senior advisor to CARE International, working in the UK and in Ethiopia.

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She is a trustee of ActionAid, a Visiting Senior Fellow at LSE and Visiting Professor at MMU. Helen is the great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst, leaders of the British suffragette movement. The Sunday before International Women’s Day each year, Helen leads an annual march in London, joined by the Olympic Suffragettes #March4Women.  

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Deeds Not Words: The story of Women’s Rights: Then and Now

On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst charts how women's lives have changed over the last century, and offers a powerful and positive argument for a new way forward.

Why is it taking so long?

Despite huge progress since the original suffragette campaign and wave after feminist wave, women are still not equal. On the centenary of one of the greatest steps forward for women – the Vote – suffragette descendent and campaigner Helen Pankhurst takes the reader on a journey exploring how women's lives have changed over the last 100 years, and how we can take things even further.

Combining historical insight with inspiring argument and quotes from women’s own experiences, Deeds Not Words is essential reading for anyone who wants to know more about how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go, and how we will get there.

Deeds Not Words publishes on February 8th 2018 and is available to pre-order now.

Helen Pankhurst's Book Schedule 2018


6 Feb - Manchester Pankhurst Gala Book Launch

8 Feb - 5 x 15 Monument Event
(Details/Booking soon)

9 Feb - LSE Women's Library Event London

13 Feb - British Library Panel Event

14 Feb - Stylist Event
(Details/Booking soon)

15 Feb - Lucy Cavendish College

16 Feb - Sheffield U3 A Event
(Details/Booking soon) 

27 Feb - The Settlement

March 2018

9 March - The University Of Portsmouth

11 March - Women Of The World Festival

13 March - Institute Of HistoricalL Research

17 March - Huddersfield Literary Festival

20 March - Advertising Week Europe Event, London

24 March - Dundee University

25 March - Aye Write Festival, Glasgow

April 2018

11 April - Blackwells Oxford w St. Hughs Of Oxford
(Details/Booking soon)

12 April - The People’s History Museum, Manchester

13 April - Book And Screen Week, London
(Details/Booking soon)

17 April - Women 100 Conference, London
(Details/Booking soon)

23 April - Manchester High Talk
(Details/Booking soon)

May 2018

1 May - Somerville College Q&A and Dinner
(Details/Booking soon)

2 May - Manchester Metropolitan University (with Dr Kate Cook)

5 May - Hexham Literary Festival
(Details/Booking soon)

6 May - Boswell Book Festival
(Details/Booking soon)

19 May - Charleston Literary Festival
(Details/Booking soon)

24 May - Gather London
(Details/Booking soon)

26 June - Association Of Jewish Refugees, London
(Details/Booking soon)

29 June - Sheffield Festival Of Debate
(Details/Booking soon)

25 Aug - Edinburgh Literary Festival
(Details/Booking soon)

11 Sept - Old Vic
(Details/Booking soon)

5/6th Oct- Borderlines Carlisle Festival
(Details/Booking soon)